“Today is a good day to die.”
A FLATLINERS Remake is in the works! THR just reported that ELYSIUM actor Diego Luna is in negotiations to star opposite Ellen Page in a revamped/rebooted version of the 1990’s horror classic! The original, directed by Joel Schumacher, was a career boost for Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt (all of whom look absolutely baby-faced in retrospect!).
Official Synopsis: Four Medical students experiment on “near death” experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.
According to THR: “Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original Swedish film Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, will helm Flatliners from a screenplay by Source Code scribe Ben Ripley, with David Blackman and Laurence Mark as producers.”
Now before the knee-jerk remake hate, I’d just like to remind purists that, while exceptionally entertaining, FLATLINERS was a very cheesy movie (hardly surprising considering Schumacher’s propensity for pleasing the mainstream). I like the idea of a brave new leader stepping up to the plate, delivering a darker version of this much-loved classic.
We’ll keep you updated with additional casting and release information as detail emerge.
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